Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Catamount Athletics Year in Review: #4

Catamount starting pitcher Adam Curtis
Catamount Athletics Year in Review: #5 - Western Carolina Scores Upset Win over No. 8 Georgia

Western Carolina's win over the nationally-ranked Bulldogs was its first over a ranked opponent since 2009 when the Catamounts defeated the fourth-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 10-9, in Cullowhee on April 22.

Western Carolina pushed across three runs in the top of the fifth inning to erase a one-run deficit, holding on for a 5-3 victory over eighth-ranked Georgia in nonconference action at Foley Field.

Junior left-handed pitcher Adam Curtis pitched a solid 6.2 inning effort for the Catamounts, giving up three runs on six hits. The Arden, N.C., native worked around three walks with a pair of strikeouts in earning his second victory of the season. Georgia pitcher Pete Nagel was saddled up the loss for the Bulldogs.

The Catamounts capitalized on UGA's lone error and three walks in the top of the frame to hand the Bulldogs its first loss of the season. The Catamounts had their biggest offensive inning of the night in the top of the fifth getting started with right fielder Cody Jones reaching on a fielding error by the Georgia short stop. Georgia loaded the bases by adding two walks to Aaron Attaway and Dykota Spiess with second baseman Ross Heffley coming to the plate. Heffley picked up his second RBI of the night with a single to left field. UGA walked DH Jacob Hoyle to bring in Aaron Attaway. The final run of the game was brought in off a sacrifice fly by Tyler White that scored Dykota Spiess.

Courtesy WCU Sports Information

Purple & Gold's Year in Review - Top 10:
10.  WCU's 2012 Football Season
9. The 2012 WCU Athletic Hall of Fame Class
8. Foster Tabbed First Team All-Southern Conference

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